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Pullela Gopichand, who has groomed a generation of shuttlers, towers over his proteges in training, but there is a caring side to him too, players say.
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 05:22 PM IST
HS Prannoy talks about realising his dream of winning a World Championships medal, beating the favourite and his surge in world badminton.
The ninth seed won 13-21, 21-15, 21-16 in a contest that lasted an hour and eight minutes to assure himself of a medal.
The Danish world and Olympic champion's immaculate attacking game has been instrumental in his dominating the men's circuit, the loss at the BWF India Open final notwithstanding
Kunlavut Vitidsarn produced an incredible performance on Sunday as he defeated Viktor Axelsen in three games to win the Indian Open title.
Viktor Axelsen will be aiming at winning his second-successive title this year when he meets Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the final of India Open.
The world No. 1 produced an attacking masterclass against Christie
The Danish Olympic champion eased to a straight games victory in the final in Birmingham.
Lakshya Sen failed to conquer the final frontier in the All England C'ships, losing to World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in straight games.
BWF World Tour Finals: Reigning Olympic champion Viktor Axelson thrashed Vitidsarn by 21-12, 21-8 in just 43 minutes to wrap up the men's singles title.
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 10:23 PM IST
ANI | , Bali [indonesia]
BWF World Tour Finals: Playing at Mangupura Hall - 1, Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen overwhelmed Lakshya Sen by 21-13, 21-11 in just 39 minutes.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 08:26 PM IST
ANI | , Bali [indonesia]
Olympics: Denmark's Viktor Axelsen beat China's defending champion Chen Long 21-15, 21-12, taking control early and never loosening his grip in a relentless performance.
Published on Aug 02, 2021 07:48 PM IST
The 22-year-old defeated Axelsen 30-29, 20-22, 21-9 in the summit clash which lasted for one hour and 14 minutes.
Published on Mar 21, 2021 10:50 PM IST
ANI | , Birmingham
A number of top Chinese players, who were cleared to participate in upcoming BWF World Tour tournaments in Europe, are expected to participate in the USD 400,000 event.
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 05:50 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
It was Srikanth’s second career win over the Chinese shuttler. The Indian still trails Long 2-6 in head-to-head win-loss record.
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 08:11 PM IST
Hong Kong |PTI
H S Prannoy stunned multiple-time Olympic and world champion Lin Dan in a hard-fought match while Sai Praneeth outplayed Lee Dong Keun to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the World Championships.
For Kidambi Srikanth, it is all about getting his rhythm, his “feel” back in this Olympic qualification year.
The 2017 world champion has sustained a disc protrusion in the lower back, a precursor to a slipped disc.
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 06:17 PM IST
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia |Asian News International
Srikanth, who last won a title at the 2017 French Open, came close to ending the lean patch when he reached the finals of the India Open but Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen thwarted his challenge.
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 04:14 PM IST
New Delhi |PTI
World number four Axelsen pulled off his shirt in jubilant celebration as he beat Srikanth 21-7, 22-18 in 36 minutes at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 06:38 PM IST
New Delhi |AFP
Former champion Kidambi Srikanth broke a 17-month long drought by reaching the finals of the USD 350,000 India Open after prevailing in a three-game thriller in the men’s singles competition here Saturday
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 10:54 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
Saina is expected to face second seeded He Bingjiao of China in the semifinals if the results fall in her favour at Swiss Open.
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 04:25 PM IST
Basel |Press Trust of India
Ajay will face former world no. 1 and top seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, while Kashyap is likely to meet another Dane Jan O Jorgensen in the next round of the BWF World Tour Super 300 event.
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 09:43 PM IST
Subhankar, who had clinched his maiden title at Saar LorLux Open last season in Germany, defeated Australia’s Daniel Fan 21-11, 21-15 before overcoming local hope Gatjra Piliang Fiqihila Cupu 21-18, 21-18 in the second World Tour Super 500 tournament of the year.
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 11:36 PM IST
This was Smash Masters’ second defeat on the trot after having topped the leaderboard in the initial stages of season four.
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 11:47 PM IST
Chennai, who were drubbed by Hyderabad Hunters in their previous match, thus registered their first win in the fourth season of the tournament.
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 11:42 PM IST
Pune |Press Trust of India
India’s tally at the Asian Games reads eight bronze medals and blanks in the silver and gold columns. Perhaps, it is not much of a surprise if one accounts for China’s dominance in the sport.
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 06:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Wasi Manazir
HS Prannoy defeated Abhinav Manota in the Badminton World Championship while Lin Dan and Viktor Axelsen won their respective first round matches.
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 01:51 PM IST
Ninjing |Press Trust of India
While Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy are ranked 3rd and 8th in men’s singles rankings, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are 3rd and 10th in women’s badminton rankings.
Updated on May 03, 2018 11:21 PM IST
New Delhi |Indo-Asian News Service
Kidambi Srikanth became the new World No. 1 in the badminton rankings after the 2018 Commonwealth Games mixed team gold medalist overtook Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen.
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 01:32 PM IST
New Delhi |HT Correspondent